8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST (meditation begins at 8:15 PM)
Since March 20, 2020, we have been gathering virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/778749815 (passcode required)
Please join our Facebook group or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the passcode to the Zoom meeting.
PLEASE NOTE: With warmer weather approaching and ongoing discussions about resuming in-person sangha gatherings at Still Mind Zendo, the Friday night schedule may change. For the month of May, we will offer a hybrid of online and in-person meetings. Please see the events page for more information about meeting in Central Park.
May 6th – Zoom (5 Mindfulness Trainings)
May 13th – Central Park
May 20th – Zoom
May 27th – to be announced
Sitting meditation (20-25 min)
Walking meditation or deep relaxation (10-15 min)
Reading or Dharma talk (15-20 min)
Dharma sharing (30-45 min)
The following are suggestions to help you experience the benefits of gathering as a community online. When practicing virtually, some care is needed in recreating the sangha energy. While we are unable to practice together in-person, we can still create a space of mindful connection and togetherness.
● Treat the virtual space as you would the meditation hall by giving the sangha your whole attention. Reduce technical distractions by closing other programs on your screen and putting away your phone as you would do in-person.
● Turn your video on, if possible. This helps create a sense of community and allows others to see who they are sharing the space with.
● Mute microphones when not speaking to reduce background noise.
● Please commit to being present for the whole session. This helps create a safe and nourishing atmosphere for the community. If you need to be away from the screen, please turn off your video temporarily.